It has been a whirlwind of activity around here. Of course, it always is, but the wind picked up a little this week.
On Monday, Eli and I went to the dentist for our regularly scheduled cleaning. The dentist's office is a very popular place to go in our house. For one thing, he has a fish tank in the waiting room. And for another thing, there is a well-stocked prize box for well-behaved children at the end of the visit. PLUS, some of the dentist chairs have flat screen TVs overhead so you can watch Spiderman or ESPN or HGTV while you're getting your cavities filled. Very cool and fun. Eli was planning what he was going to get from the prize box while we were still driving to the dentist. The sticky slappy lizard shaped thingy that sticks to walls and car windows and hair. It's lifespan is all of about 10 minutes, but oh the joy it brings to little boys. By the way, you haven't truly experienced a dental examination until you've been lying in the chair with the dentist tapping your teeth with the sharp pokey thing and suddenly feel the chair start to sit up and the dentist waving his elbows trying to get the pokey thing out of your mouth before it pokes you and Eli behind the rising chair giggling his head off. Truly an event to experience.
Autumn had her 4 month checkup. She is a solid 14 pounds 2 1/2 ounces (75th percentile for weight) and 25 inches (90th percentile for height). She is one of the sweetest babies I've ever been around.
And now I sit here blogging when I should really be packing. Packing for what, you ask? Chris and I are going on a C R U I S E ! ! WooHoo! I never in my life thought I would get to go on one, and yet in 2 days I will be on a big boat cruising towards the Bahamas. You know, there are some places on earth that just seem so far away from my world. The Bahamas is one of them for me; that's the place that I grew up hearing preacher's joke that they'd been called to be missionaries to. It never felt like a real place. So even though most people on the cruise ship won't know it, I'm actually embarking on an expedition to see if the land of the Bahamas is for real. I'll let you know... I hope I remember to pack everything. I made a list, but I might have forgotten to put something on the list... Well, I always tell the kids that if you've got your underwear and your toothbrush then you'll be good to go.